Do you find yourself paralyzed when faced with decisions?  Do you self-sabotage?  How often do you find yourself saying, “If only I had listened to myself!”?

Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell got us to look at stories differently.  They taught us how stories work and showed us how to use them to look deeply within ourselves, wake up the Divine that lives within, and step into our purpose.  

The trick?  Each character in the story is a part of us.  That's why they're called archetypes--because every one of us has a little bit of them in us.  They come up again and again and influence how we live our lives in subtle (or not so subtle) ways.

This workshop will focus on the story Vasilissa, a Russian tale featured in Clarissa Pinkola Estes' book, Women Who Run With the Wolves.  Over the 5 sessions, we will explore a different character in the story, figuring out who they are, where they live inside us, how they are impacting our lives, decisions, and inner talk, and how to bring them into the light so they are no longer pulling our strings from the shadows.

This process will help you defuse your triggers, shake off old patterns, and expand your awareness and compassion by clearing shadow family dynamics that can make you feel trapped or stuck.  Crucial to success at home, at work, and in love!

In this workshop we will explore the storybook characters:  Too-good mother, absent father, controlling stepmother, jealous and petty stepsisters, and wild, old mother Baba Yaga.


  • $40 per session (5, 2-hour, in-person sessions)
  • Pay only $180 (10% discount) if paid in full prior to the first session
  • ​Included with this workshop: Workbook, private online discussion group (Facebook), private Pinterest board, optional monthly 1 on 1 coaching calls at a reduced rate.

Dates and Times:

Session 1:  Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Session 2:  Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Session 3:  Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Session 4:  Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Session 5:  Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 pm


AZ Family Counseling Center

10000 N. 31st Avenue, Suite A-105

Phoenix, AZ 85051

Call 602-843-0000, option 1 for more information and to reserve your seat.

Archetypes for Alchemy

Presented by Jacqueline Freeman

5, 2-Hour, In-Person Sessions

 Call Us:  +1.602.843.0000

Upcoming Presentations and Workshops

Begins Tuesday, February 2, 2016